Other Information and Organisation Professionals includes occupations such as Electorate Officers, Liaison Officers, Migration Agents and Patents Examiners.

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around half of workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed. Registration or licencing may also be necessary.

Tasks

  • manages the electorate office of a politician, and liaises with constituents and the media on their behalf
  • establishes and facilitates communication between different community groups, organisations and governments
  • provides information and advice to potential migrants, prepares and lodges visa applications, and acts as an intermediary to legally represent clients during visa processing and before review bodies liaises with legal professionals in relation to judicial review matters. Registration or licensing may be required
  • investigates and reports on patent applications to assess their compliance with the requirements of the patents act

Job Titles

  • Electorate Officer
  • Liaison Officer
  • Migration Agent
  • Patents Examiner
  • Other Information and Organisation Professionals
  • Electorate Officer

    Manages the electorate office of a politician, and liaises with constituents and the media on their behalf.

  • Liaison Officer

    Establishes and facilitates communication between different community groups, organisations and governments.

    Specialisations: Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Business Liaison Officer, Community Liaison Officer, Disability Liaison Officer, Police Liaison Officer

  • Migration Agent

    Provides information and advice to potential migrants, prepares and lodges visa applications, and acts as an intermediary to legally represent clients during visa processing and before review bodies. Liaises with Legal Professionals in relation to judicial review matters. Registration or licensing may be required.

  • Patents Examiner

    Investigates and reports on patent applications to assess their compliance with the requirements of the Patents Act. Registration or licensing may be required.

  • Other Information and Organisation Professionals

    Includes Electoral Officer, Knowledge Manager, Lobbyist, Museum Registrar, Procurement Specialist

Fast Facts

  • Avg. Weekly Pay

    $1,412 Before Tax
  • Future Growth

    very strong
  • Skill Level

    Bachelor Degree or higher
  • Employment Size

    22,000
  • Unemployment

    average
  • Male Share

    52.6%
  • Female Share

    47.4%
  • Full-Time Share

    81.0%

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This is a medium sized occupation employing 22,000 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.
Very strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

  • Other Information and Organisation Professionals work in most parts of Australia.
  • They mainly work in: Public Administration and Safety; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Financial and Insurance Services.
  • Full-time work is very common. Full-time workers, on average, work 37.0 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).
  • Average earnings for full-time workers are around $1,412 per week (higher than the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • The average age is 40 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
  • Around 5 in 10 workers are male.
  • In 2016, the unemployment rate was similar to the average.

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.
YearNumber of Workers
200511200
200612500
200713200
200815500
200917300
201017800
201116400
201222900
201320400
201421500
201522000
202027300

Weekly Earnings

Full-time Earnings

All Jobs Average

Weekly Earnings (before tax)

Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report. Median earnings are before tax and do not include superannuation. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
EarningsOther Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings14121230

Hours

Weekly Hours Worked

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Hours actually worked by people who usually work full-time, and share of employment by full-time and part-time status, for this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryOther Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
Full-time81.068.4
Part-time19.031.6
Average Weekly Hours (full-time)37.040.0

Main Industries

Top Industries

Main Employing Industries (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Public Administration and Safety32.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services23.3
Financial and Insurance Services7.8
Education and Training6.6
Other Industries30.3

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateOther Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
NSW33.431.8
VIC22.125.5
QLD16.219.8
SA4.76.8
WA11.111.2
TAS2.32.0
NT3.71.1
ACT6.61.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketOther Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.45.4
20-243.7-9.99.9
25-3428.4-23.423.4
35-4429.4-21.721.7
45-5418.7-21.121.1
55-597.1-8.78.7
60-644.7-5.95.9
65 and Over8.1-3.83.8

Gender

Male Share

Female Share

Gender (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Male and female share of employment in this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryOther Information and Organisation ProfessionalsCategoryAll Jobs Average
Males52.6Males53.6
Females47.4Females46.4

Education Level

Top Education Levels

Highest Level of Education (% share)

Source: ABS, Education and Work (2016). Findings based on use of ABS TableBuilder data. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Skill level requirements can change over time, the qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationOther Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate11.4-8.68.6
Bachelor degree40.4-17.917.9
Advanced Diploma/Diploma10.4-10.110.1
Certificate III/IV14.5-18.918.9
Year 129.3-18.718.7
Years 11 & 1014.0-17.717.7
Below Year 100.0-8.18.1

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of experience, is usually needed to work in this job.
Around half of workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed. Registration or licencing may also be necessary.

If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job.
The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.

It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.

Employers look for Other Information and Organisation Professionals who work well in a team, can communicate clearly and are reliable.

Knowledge

The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Clerical

    85% Important

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  2. Customer and Personal Service

    83% Important

    Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  3. English Language

    82% Important

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  4. Administration and Management

    78% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  5. Personnel and Human Resources

    72% Important

    Recruiting and training people. Managing pay and other entitlements like sick and holiday leave. Negotiating pay and conditions.

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Activities

The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    91% Important

    Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  2. Interacting With Computers

    87% Important

    Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  3. Getting Information

    86% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Performing Administrative Activities

    85% Important

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  5. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    83% Important

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

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